I don't know about you, but Field Day was basically one of my top memories of elementary school. If you're like me, you're in luck, because this Saturday, you can relive all of your childhood memories—this time with booze—at the Salvage Station with the folks from the Asheville Sport & Social Club. We talked with the organizers about what to expect.
Here's the rest of our weekend update! Where will you be this weekend? What did we miss? Give us a shout!
Thursday, April 6
Arts Fest @ UNCA
through the weekend starting at 5 pm Thursday
The theme for this year's three-day festival is "Art for Social Change." Check out the full schedule of participating artists and events here.
Short Film Screening @ Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Photography professor Eric Baden of Warren Wilson college will introduce this night of short films and photographs, which celebrates three photographers who shot at Black Mountain College: Harry Callahan, Barbara Morgan, and Aaron Siskind, as well as Rudy Burckhardt, who visited the college.
Bass Therapy @ Timo's House
5 pm - 2 am
Two kickass Asheville producers, Noetiq and Zeplinn, hold down Bass Therapy, which features some of the region's best electronic music plus a light show to go with it.
Friday, April 7
From the Dead Archives of Robbi Cohn @ Satellite Gallery
A photo exhibition featuring the Grateful Dead.
Two Fresh w/ Live Animals and Vietnam Jerry @ Asheville Music Hall
9 pm-2 am
The twin brothers of Two Fresh bring hip-hop to the Music Hall. Local opening acts Live Animals and Vietnam Jerry will ready the stage with their electronic and beats music.
Saturday, April 8
Field Day & Spring Fling Dance @ the Salvage Station (Featured Event)
AVL Sport & Social Club bring the best in games, including volleyball, corn hole, relay races, and tug o' war to the grounds of the Salvage Station. Reserve your spot in the games now on Eventbrite.
Malcolm Holcombe CD release party @ Isis Music Hall
Acclaimed mountain singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe celebrates the release of his 15th studio album, Pretty Little Troubles.
Sunday, April 9
Deconstructing the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper @ Grail Moviehouse
5 and 7 pm
The first in a four-part series "Deconstructing the Beatles, An Educational Journey with Musicologist Scott Freiman," a Beatles expert, concentrates on what Rolling Stone called "the most important rock & roll album ever made."
Gogol Bordello with In the Whale @ The Orange Peel
9 pm - 12 am
Last time I went to see Gogol Bordello, I ended up on a boat (true story). Regardless of where the night takes you, it's sure to be a blast when these guys (and gals) bring their totally brilliant mix of "gypsy punk" to the stage.